Since 1992 our organization has operated with a small staff and low overhead costs as a result of a highly qualified Board, an active Board Committee structure, and contracting with outside professional property management companies.
Darcy Phillips, Executive Director
Phillips is a native Oregonian, living in Eugene since 1994. Her experience
with nonprofit organizations is a valuable addition to Cornerstone Community
Housing. Darcy’s strong devotion to nonprofit work is a result of the eight
years spent as the Director of Children and Families at Eugene Christian
Fellowship coupled with her volunteer and advocacy work for CASA of Lane
County. Her most recent work for Holt International in Marketing and
Development, included donor relations and fundraising surrounding a robust
sustaining donor program. While she remains passionate about international
causes, she is excited to shift her attention to the needs of Lane County as
she feels a deep connection to the community.
Jill Chadbourne, Chief Financial Officer
Jill has been with Cornerstone for nine years as Finance Director and has worked in the world of affordable housing for eighteen years. She played a supportive role in housing development increasing Cornerstone’s housing portfolio by 222 new units. She is currently lead in the goal of adding 34 more units to Cornerstone’s portfolio in new and rehabbed construction. Jill has two wonderful grandbabies and enjoys traveling to see them often. She loves the natural wonders of the world and exploring diverse landscapes.
Michelle Cady, Chief Operating Officer
Michelle has been with Cornerstone Community Housing for over ten years and has her BA in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. Michelle has written and executed over half a million in grants and foundation projects with the City of Eugene, Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Housing and Community Services, and the Oregon Health Authority. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, canning and preserving foods, and camping.
Carrie Copeland, Program Director
Carrie is a graduate from Western Washington
University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education, and minors in
Spanish and Chemistry. She has worked in nonprofits for over 15 years’, which
includes, youth development, job training, food banking and education.
She has extensive experience in the development, coordination, and execution of
complex public and private projects involving multiple and diverse stakeholder
interests. As Program Director, Carrie manages and oversees the Cornerstone
Resident Services Program and Health and Housing teams.
Amy Cubbage, Asset Manager
Amy Cubbage joins our team as a recent graduate from University of
Oregon. She received a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management with a concentration
on Community Development. Her experience includes a role as Director of
Programs and Volunteer Engagement for Habitat for Humanity of the
Mid-Willamette Valley, where she directly supervised 20 volunteers and managed
affordable homeownership programs. She also served as Undergraduate Advisory
and Program Assistant at the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management
for the University of Oregon. Amy has an amazing background of internships at
various organizations like St. Vincent de Paul and the North Pennsylvania
United Way. Her skills and passion for working in non-profits with a
mission to help individuals thrive is clearly evident and we are pleased to
welcome her to the Cornerstone team.
Guinevere Garcia, Resident Services Manager
Guinevere has been with Cornerstone Community Housing since January of 2012, previously having worked for many years with Resident Services programing at other non-profits in Eugene. She oversees the Resident Services Coordinators and ACCESS programs, volunteers, collaborative partnerships, and program development. Guinevere’s number one love is her family and she is also busy with camping, swimming, hiking and enjoying the beautiful Oregon sunshine.
Megan Falkenstein, Donor Relations Coordinator
Megan Falkenstein joined Cornerstone in 2014. She is a Eugene native and received a Bachelor of Arts in Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. Her studies led her to realize a true passion for fundraising, events planning and marketing. She loves her community and has spent the last ten years working and volunteering with local area nonprofits
that build a strong and vibrant sense of place for all. When not at work, Megan can be found enjoying live music at one of the many venues in town and out in the wild Oregon forests and desert exploring!
Anna Presmyk, Operations Coordinator
Anna has been with Cornerstone Community Housing since July 2015 and
received a BA in Social Science with a concentration on Policy, Environment, and
Globalization from the University of Oregon. She spent several months as a volunteer intern
working with Cornerstone Resident Services Coordinators
before joining the Cornerstone team full-time. Anna has lived in Eugene since 2011 and has a deep appreciation for the Pacific Northwest's beauty, food, and culture, is an animal lover, and is the proud owner of two rescue kitties.
Iris Bicksler, Family Resource Navigator
Iris graduated with honors from the University of Oregon
with her Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies, and a minor in
Anthropology. Iris is a certified Doula and co-founder of Doula’s Supporting
Teens (DST), now known as Oregon Doula Connection, where she spent six years as
a Program & Development Director. Her most recent experience includes three
years at the Bethel Health Center working in a role of Mental Health
Coordinator, Student Program Coordinator and providing support with grant
budgets, data collection, and special projects such as transitioning from
paper charts to electronic medical records. She also enjoys traveling, and
spent nearly a year in Sayulita, Mexico with her family where she worked as a
teacher assistant in a kindergarten classroom. Iris brings extensive knowledge of
local community networks, resources, and working with families. She will
work to develop systems integration and health worker programs linking healthcare
and affordable housing in collaboration with United Way and the partners of the
Early Learning Alliance in Lane County.
Liz Domagala, Resident Services Coordinator
Liz received her B.A. in English and her Post-Baccalaureate in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She has spent the past several years working with children from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Liz is passionate about children and families and helping them reach their unique goals. Liz loves Oregon adventures with her partner and their dog Barley, you can find her snowboarding in the winters and gardening in the warm summer months.
Sarah Fischer, Resident Services Coordinator
Sarah Fischer has a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in
Quebec, Canada. She is fully fluent in Spanish and brings a variety of skills
and talents to our team. Sarah applied for the Food Justice Internship but
before even starting, a new position opened up at Cornerstone that Sarah was a
perfect match for. Her previous roles and experience include working as a
Program Designer, Crew Leader at Northwest Youth Corps, and Gardening Manager
and Educator. She also has a background of volunteer experience including
cooking and delivering meals to low income seniors and families. Sarah
brings her passion around gardening and her experience working with communities
to the team and is already designing programs and expanding our community
Luke Toyosi, Van Driver
Luke is a current Lane Community College student. He supports Cornerstone's Resident Services programs like Extra Helping in partnership with Food for Lane County, Get Motivated, and Active Teens.